You’re invited to join the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).
ISTAART is a professional society for scientists, physicians and others involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Members enjoy a variety of benefits including opportunities to engage in exclusive networking and research discussions.
Non-members: There are two ways to join ISTAART.
- Join today via ISTAART’s website.
- Beginning in February 2018, select “Membership +PLUS” during AAIC registration to add ISTAART membership to your conference fees. You will receive full AAIC conference admittance and all of the benefits available to ISTAART members, both during AAIC and for the following year through June 30, 2019.
ISTAART members enjoy the following AAIC benefits:
- Discounted registration.
- Early access to online registration and preferred hotels.
- Discounted fees for preconferences, workshops, conference recordings and continuing education.
- Exclusive access to Professional Interest Area (PIA) Day at AAIC (Saturday, July 21).
- Opportunities to apply for exclusive awards.
- Access to member-only receptions and workshops.
- Extended deadline for abstract submissions.
As well as other member benefits, including:
Special Access Benefits:
"Networking with colleagues with common goals can catapult progress forward—ISTAART’s Professional Interest Areas (PIAs) provide that opportunity for Alzheimer's disease at a global scale."
– Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D.
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif., University of Arizona, Tuscon, Ariz., former chair, Alliance of Women Alzheimer's Researchers (AWARE) PIA
Programs and Events for All Members
Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research
ISTAART is the nominating body for the Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award, which is presented to
the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer's research over the
preceding two years. The recipient will be invited to present their findings in a plenary
session at AAIC.
PIA Day at AAIC
Some ISTAART Professional Interest Areas will host 90-minute sessions focused on research updates during PIA Day at AAIC (Saturday, July 21). Most of the sessions will be followed by the PIA's annual business meeting (although, some business meetings will take place throughout the week).
- Each 90-minute session is developed by PIA leaders (sessions will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.).
- PIA Day is open only to current or new ISTAART members—members may attend any of the PIA Day sessions or business meetings, regardless of PIA membership.
- Members attend for free and should indicate their interest during AAIC registration.
- In order to attend, non-members must join ISTAART during AAIC registration (select the bundled full conference and ISTAART membership category – "Membership +Plus" or "Student +Plus") or join today via ISTAART's web site.
PIA Business Meetings at AAIC
PIA business meetings are a great opportunity to receive updates on PIA activities, participate in critical conversations about issues affecting the field, engage in networking with peers from across the world and determine objectives for the upcoming membership year.
ISTAART Member Reception at AAIC
Monday, July 23: 6 – 8 p.m.
It's one of the most popular events at AAIC! Network
with fellow ISTAART members while you enjoy hors
d'oeuvres and refreshments.
For Student and Early Career Members
ISTAART Student Volunteer Program at AAIC
The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC 2018. The program provides accepted ISTAART student members with the opportunity to travel to AAIC 2018.
Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:
- AAIC full conference registration
- Housing at designated hotel
- Airfare to and from the conference
While daily volunteer efforts are an essential aspect of participation, participants are still able to fully acquire the latest scientific updates through attendance at sessions.
Please note: the application period for AAIC 2018 has closed.
ISTAART Workshop Series at AAIC
This expert series helps polish your professional skills and CV. Past topics have included grant writing, funding opportunities, manuscript tips and careers in science. Food is provided! The 2018 topics will be posted in the spring.
Early Career Mentoring Breakfast
Monday, July 23: 7 – 8:15 a.m.
Engage with established investigators in a small group setting. This event is coordinated in conjunction with the Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers (AWARE) (PIA) through ISTAART. A RSVP link will be provided in the spring.
For questions or information, email ISTAART@alz.org or phone 1.312.335.5188.